When you experiencing problems with your LG DLEX3700/DLG3701 series dryer please follow these steps first before you do anything yourself.

The following situations and error codes are the most common problems with these specific models. Therefore you can check this list easily in order to detect the cause.

When I press a button, why does my dryer beep and then nothing happens?
The Control Lock feature is turned on. To turn off Control Lock, turn the dryer on, then press and hold
the button that has *Control Lock on or under it for 3 seconds.

Why does my dryer take so long to dry clothes?
Proper airflow is critical to the efficient operation of clothes dryers. A lint filter which is full of lint or
clogged with fabric softener sheet residue can reduce the airflow to the point that the time required
to dry clothing will be greatly increased. Another factor affecting dry time is your home exhaust
system. An exhaust system which is dirty and clogged with lint, or is excessively long, needs to be
professionally cleaned or repaired.

Why does my dryer start by itself every few minutes?
This is how the Wrinkle Care feature works. The dryer runs briefly every few minutes for up to 3
hours after the cycle finishes. This feature is designed to help prevent wrinkles from setting in when
the dryer is not unloaded immediately after the cycle is finished.

Why does my dryer show 3 minutes when I select the Steam Fresh™ cycle?
When the Steam Fresh™ cycle is selected, the dryer displays the recommended number of garments
for the cycle, not the estimated cycle time, until the cycle is started. Use the More Time or Less
Time buttons to adjust the load size setting for the number of garments you desire. For a large load
or single bulky item use the (big) setting.

The Flow Sense™
indicator remains
active after clearing
the restriction in
the venting.

After clearing the restriction,
the Flow Sense™ system
requires multiple, consecutive
cycles to determine that
the performance value has
improved before the Flow
Sense™ indicator is reset.
• If the Flow Sense™ indicator remains active for more
than five cycles after the restriction has been cleared,
call for service.

Dryer will not turn
on

Power cord is not properly
plugged in.
• Make sure that the plug is securely plugged into a
grounded outlet matching the dryer’s rating plate.

House fuse is blown, circuit
breaker has tripped, or power

outage has occurred.
• Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse. Do not increase
fuse capacity. If the problem is a circuit overload, have
it corrected by a qualified electrician.

Dryer does not heat
House fuse is blown, circuit
breaker has tripped, or power
outage has occurred.

• Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse. Do not increase
fuse capacity. If the problem is a circuit overload, have
it corrected by a qualified electrician.
• NOTE: Due to the design of electric dryers, it is
possible for a circuit problem to allow an electric dryer
to run without heat.

Gas supply or service is
turned off.

• Confirm that the house gas shutoff and the dryer gas
shutoff valves are both fully open. Even if gas is not
supplied to the dryer, it will run and no error codes will
display. Verify that other gas appliances in the home
are working normally.

ENERGY SAVER option
selected (on some models)

• If using the Normal cycle, deselect the ENERGY
SAVER option. The Energy Saver option is selected by
default. This option reduces energy use by adding an
air dry section to the beginning of the cycle. It is normal
to feel no heat at the beginning of the cycle while in
ENERGY SAVER mode.

Clothes take too
long to dry

Exhaust ducts are blocked,
dirty, or duct run is too long.
• Confirm that the exhaust duct is properly configured
and free of debris, lint, and obstructions. Make sure that
outside wall dampers can open properly and are not
blocked, jammed, or damaged.

Load is not properly sorted.
• Separate heavy items from lightweight items. Larger
and heavier items take longer to dry. Light items in a
load with heavy items can fool the sensor because the
light items dry faster.

Display show error
code nP

Electric dryer power cord
is not connected correctly,
or house power supply is
incorrect.
• Check the power supply or the connection of the power
cord to the terminal block.

Display show error
code gAS

Gas supply or service turned
off (gas models only).
• Confirm that house gas shutoff and the dryer gas
shutoff are both fully open.

Clothes take too
long to dry

Large load of heavy fabrics.
• Heavy fabrics take longer to dry because they tend
to retain more moisture. To help reduce and maintain
more consistent drying times for large and heavy
fabrics, separate these items into smaller loads of a
consistent size.

Dryer controls are not set
properly.

• Use the appropriate control settings for the type of load
you are drying. Some loads may require an adjustment
of the dry level setting for proper drying.

Lint filter needs to be cleaned.
• Remove the lint from the filter before every load. With
the lint removed, hold the filter up to a light to see if it
is dirty or clogged. With some loads that produce high
amounts of lint, such as new bath towels, it may be
necessary to pause the cycle and clean the filter during
the cycle.

House fuse is blown, circuit
breaker has tripped, or power
outage has occurred.

• Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse. Do not increase
fuse capacity. If the problem is a circuit overload, have
it corrected by a qualified electrician.
• NOTE: Due to the design of electric dryers, it is
possible for a circuit problem to allow an electric dryer
to run without heat.

Dryer is overloaded.
• Divide extra large loads into smaller loads for better
drying performance and efficiency.

Dryer is under-loaded.
• If you are drying a very small load, add a few extra
items to ensure proper tumbling action. If the load is
very small and you are using SENSOR DRY cycles, the
electronic control cannot properly sense the dryness of
the load and may shut off too soon. Use TIME DRY or
add some extra wet clothes to the load.

ENERGY SAVER option
selected (on some models)

• If using the Normal cycle, deselect the ENERGY
SAVER option. This option reduces energy use by
adding an air dry section to the beginning of the cycle.

Drying time is not
consistent

Heat settings, load size, or
dampness of clothing is not
consistent.
• The drying time for a load will vary depending on the
type of heat used (electric, natural gas, or LP gas),
the size of the load, the type of fabrics, the wetness of
the clothes, and the condition of the exhaust duct and
lint filter. Even an unbalanced load in the washer can
cause poor spinning, resulting in wetter clothes which
will take longer to dry.

Greasy or dirty
spots on clothes
Fabric softener used
incorrectly.

• Confirm and follow the instructions provided with your
fabric softener.

Clean and dirty clothes are
being dried together.

• Use your dryer to dry only clean items. Soil from dirty
clothes can transfer to the clean clothes in the same or
later loads.

Clothes were not properly
cleaned or rinsed before being
placed in the dryer.

• Stains on dried clothes could be stains that were not
removed during the washing process. Make sure
that clothes are being completely cleaned or rinsed
according to the instructions for your washer and
detergent. Some difficult soils may require pre-treating
prior to washing.

Clothes are
wrinkled

Clothes dried too long (over
dried).
• Over drying a load of laundry can lead to wrinkled
clothes. Try a shorter drying time or LESS DRY setting
and remove items while they still retain a slight amount
of moisture.

Clothes left in dryer too long
after cycle ends.

• Use the WRINKLE CARE option. This feature will
tumble the clothes briefly every few minutes for up to 3
hours to help prevent wrinkling.

Clothes are
shrinking
Garment care instructions are
not being followed.

• To avoid shrinking your clothes, always consult and
follow fabric care instructions. Some fabrics will
naturally shrink when washed. Other fabrics can be
washed but will shrink when dried in a dryer. Use a low
or no heat setting.

Lint on clothes
Lint filter not cleaned properly.
• Remove the lint from the filter before every load. With
the lint removed, hold the filter up to a light to see if it
is dirty or clogged. If it looks dirty, follow the cleaning
instructions. With some loads that produce high
amounts of lint, it may be necessary to clean the filter
during the cycle.

Laundry not sorted properly.
• Some fabrics are lint producers (i.e., a fuzzy white
cotton towel) and should be dried separately from
clothes that are lint trappers (i.e., a pair of black linen
pants).

Excess static in clothes.
• Use a fabric softener to reduce static electricity. Be sure
to follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Over-drying a
load of laundry can cause a buildup of static electricity.
Adjust settings and use a shorter drying time, or use
SENSOR DRY cycles.

Dryer is overloaded. • Divide extra large loads into smaller loads for drying.

Tissue, paper, etc., left in
pockets.

• Check pockets thoroughly before washing and drying
clothes.

Excess static in
clothes after drying
Fabric softener is not used or
used incorrectly.

• Use a fabric softener or the REDUCE STATIC option, if
equipped, to reduce static electricity. Be sure to follow
the manufacturer’s instructions.

Clothes dried too long
(overdried).

• Overdrying a load of laundry can cause a buildup of
static electricity. Adjust settings and use a shorter
drying time, or use MANUAL DRY cycles. Select
a LESS DRY setting on SENSOR DRY cycles, if
necessary.

Drying synthetics, permanent
press, or synthetic blends.

• These fabrics are naturally more prone to static buildup.
Try using fabric softener, or use LESS DRY and/or
shorter TIME DRY time settings.

Clothes have
damp spots after a
Sensor Dry cycle.

Very large load or very small
load.Single large item such as
a blanket or comforter.
• If items are too tightly packed or too sparse the sensor
may have trouble reading the dryness level of the load.
Use a TIME DRY cycle for very small loads.
• Large, bulky items such as blankets or comforters can
sometimes wrap themselves into a tight ball of fabric.
The outside layers will dry and register on the sensors,
while the inner core remains damp. When drying a
single bulky item, it may help to pause the cycle once
or twice and rearrange the item to unwrap and expose
any damp areas.
• To dry a few remaining damp items from a very large
load or a few damp spots on a large item after a sensor
cycle has completed, empty the lint trap, then set a
TIME DRY cycle to finish drying the item(s).

Trouble connecting
appliance and
smartphone to WiFi
network

The password for the WiFi
network was entered
incorrectly.
• Delete your home Wi-Fi network and begin the
registration process again.

Mobile data for your
smartphone is turned on.
• Turn off the Mobile data on your smartphone before
registering the appliance.

The wireless network name
(SSID) is set incorrectly.

• The wireless network name (SSID) should be a
combination of English letters and numbers. (Do not
use special characters.)

The router frequency is not 2.4
GHz.

• Only a 2.4 GHz router frequency is supported. Set the
wireless router to 2.4 GHz and connect the appliance
to the wireless router. To check the router frequency,
check with your Internet service provider or the router
manufacturer.

The distance between the
appliance and the router is too
far.

• If the appliance is too far from the router, the signal
may be weak and the connection may not be
configured correctly. Move the router closer to the
appliance or purchase and install a Wi-Fi repeater.

Problem Possible Cause Solutions
Water drips from nozzle when
STEAM CYCLE starts

This is normal.
• This is steam condensation. The
dripping water will stop after a short
time.

Garments still wrinkled after Steam
Fresh™

Too many or overly different
types of garments in dryer.
• Small loads of 1 to 5 items work best.
Load fewer garments. Load similar
types of garments.

Creases or pleats are gone from
garments after Steam Fresh™

The function of this cycle is to
remove wrinkles from fabric.
• Use an iron to replace creases and
pleats in garments.

Garments have static after using the
Reduce Static option

This is normal.
• The amount of static experienced will
depend on the individual moisture
level in the skin.

Garments are too damp or too dry
after using the Reduce Static option

Correct drying options not
selected.
• Select the load weight manually
before starting the Reduce Static
option.

Steam does not generate, but no
error code is shown

Water level error. • Unplug dryer and call for service.

Water drips from door during
STEAM CYCLE

This is normal.
• Condensation will normally form on
the inside of the dryer door during
steam operation. Some condensation
may drip out the bottom of the door.

Steam is not visible during STEAM
CYCLE

This is normal.
• Steam vapor is difficult to see
when the door is closed. However,
condensation will normally form on
the inside of the dryer door if the
steam system is operating normally.

Drum does not turn during STEAM
CYCLE

This is normal.
• The drum is turned off so that the
steam vapor remains in the drum.
The drum will normally turn for about
2 seconds once a minute.

Cannot see steam vapor at the
beginning of cycle

This is normal.
• Steam is released at different stages
of the cycle for each option.

Odors remain in clothing after
Steam Fresh™

Steam Fresh™ did not remove
odor completely.
• Fabrics containing strong odors
should be washed in a normal cycle.

ERROR CODES

Error code: tE1 through tE7
Temperature sensor
failure.
• Turn off the dryer and call for service or
get the service manual to fix this issue.

Display shows error code: PS
Power cord is connected
incorrectly.
• Check the connection of the power cord to
the terminal block.

*Flow Sense™ indicator shows
four bars during the drying cycle
or the display shows "d80" after
drying

* This warning light is not a dryer
failure and is not covered by the
dryer warranty. Contact a duct
cleaning service to set up an
appointment to have your exhaust
system cleaned and inspected.

Exhaust system is too
long or has too many
turns/restrictions.

• Install a shorter or straighter duct run. See
the Installation Instructions for details.

Partial blockage of the
ductwork due to lint
buildup or other foreign
object.

• Ductwork should be checked/cleaned
immediately. Dryer can be used in this
condition, but drying times will be longer and
energy consumption will increase.

The appliance has
detected a restriction
in the external dryer
venting.

• If exhaust restrictions are sensed by the Flow
Sense™ system, the indicator will remain
on for 2 hours after the end of the cycle.
Opening the door or pressing the Power
button will turn off the display.

The Flow Sense™ indicator
remains active after clearing the
restriction in the venting.

After clearing the
restriction, the Flow
Sense™ system requires
multiple, consecutive
cycles to determine that
the performance value
has improved before the
Flow Sense™ indicator
is reset.
• If the Flow Sense™ indicator remains active
for more than five cycles after the restriction
has been cleared, call for service.

The display shows
d75, d80 d90 d95

More Time button was
The display shows
Check filter indicator is on during
the drying cycle
pressed.
The duct work is about
75% - 95% blocked.
(“d75”, “d80”, “d90”
or “d95” error code is
displayed for 2 hours
only)
• Do not use the dryer until the exhaust system
has been cleaned and/or repaired. Using the
dryer with a severely restricted exhaust is
dangerous and could result in a fire or other
property damage.
Check the outside dryer vent while the dryer
is operating to make sure there is strong
airflow.
If the exhaust system is extremely long, have
it repaired or rerouted.

House exhaust system
blocked.

• Keep the area around the dryer clean and
free of clutter.
Check vent hood for damage or lint clogging.Make sure the area around the vent hood is
clear.

Check filter indicator is on during
the drying cycle

Lint filter not cleaned
properly.
• Remove the lint from the filter before every
load. With the lint removed, hold the filter up
to a light to see if it is dirty or clogged. If it
looks dirty, follow the cleaning instructions.
With some loads that produce high amounts
of lint, it may be necessary to clean the filter
during the cycle.

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